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Toast, episode 3 and surprise! clem fandango is in LA

except it was in every single trailer for the last two months.

koogs, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 20:05 (ten months ago) link

I thought Toast was fine - bit more coherent than other seasons, bit less grotesque. It's the only version of Matt Berry I can tolerate for some reason, odd considering that most versions of Matt Berry are identical

Vangelis fleadh (seandalai), Saturday, 22 January 2022 17:57 (ten months ago) link

oh wow, I like WWDITS Berry and music Berry a lot

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 24 January 2022 11:06 (ten months ago) link

Bingeing Ghosts on iplayer right now, it's very good and less trad sitcom than I'd imagined

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 24 January 2022 11:07 (ten months ago) link

Zen Motoring on iPlayer is brilliant. Loved Ogmios's early YouTube versions of the show, and the transfer and ever so slight format change hasn't hurt it a jot. I may be biased as the first couple of eps are largely filmed on my road and surrounding area, but it's great.

There's A Goots In My House (stevie), Monday, 24 January 2022 11:24 (ten months ago) link

Also bingeing Ghosts. It's gentle and quite lovely in places. I am frequently pointing out the moon to people, saying 'moon-ah' and being very pleased with myself.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 24 January 2022 17:29 (ten months ago) link

really enjoyed Zen Motoring ep1, ta for the nudge as it was not listed on my iplayer homepage, and had not heard of it.

mark e, Monday, 24 January 2022 17:36 (ten months ago) link

Worth catching his YouTube show as well, especially the Purim episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RidKpZEJj4E

There's A Goots In My House (stevie), Monday, 24 January 2022 18:11 (ten months ago) link

this seems like my jam, very much in the How To with John Wilson school

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 24 January 2022 20:43 (ten months ago) link

Hah, Ogmios is also in my old area, the St Ann's Road / Seven Sisters junction at the start of his second one was a minute away on the bike.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 25 January 2022 23:11 (ten months ago) link

I'm building up the courage to say hello to him and congratulate him on the series next time I see him in the street.

There's A Goots In My House (stevie), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 09:57 (ten months ago) link

Hah, Ogmios is also in my old area, the St Ann's Road / Seven Sisters junction at the start of his second one was a minute away on the bike.

― Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 25 January 2022 23:11 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Does this cover the day when the bus I was on was crashed into twice right there?

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 26 January 2022 10:06 (ten months ago) link

If it was crashed into by a scooter-boi, almost definitely

There's A Goots In My House (stevie), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 10:18 (ten months ago) link

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that every UK comedy series' 2021 season is nominated in the ILX TV poll, with voting ending this weekend:

ILX's Best Television of 2021 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 31, 2022

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 20:57 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

sad lol at Mike Nesmith on Toast. coincidence? and that DB Cooper documentary was on BBC4 recently

i don't expect another series of Herbert Clunkerdunk, probably a bit too out-there.

koogs, Thursday, 10 February 2022 17:37 (ten months ago) link

that's a new series of Starstruck showing at the moment - i thought it was repeats and missed the first episode 8(

(not entirely sure it needs a second series tbh)

elsewhere (ie ch4) the last in the series of 8/10 cats does countdown had sean lock on it for the first time this season and probably the last time ever.

koogs, Saturday, 12 February 2022 22:23 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Didn't want to bring levity into the Ukraine thread (or confuse non-brits) but this made me laugh a lot.

A bare-chested Putin is currently wandering round the Kremlin shouting “they’ve turned Ukraine against us” pic.twitter.com/36ulbMwJsy

— Niall Paterson (@skynewsniall) March 3, 2022

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Thursday, 3 March 2022 09:22 (nine months ago) link

Lol

Resident Papist (Tom D.), Thursday, 3 March 2022 10:40 (nine months ago) link

New Ogmios today, rejoice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMxYm0r8bY8

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 9 March 2022 18:30 (nine months ago) link

Yesssssss

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Friday, 11 March 2022 09:19 (eight months ago) link

Any love for the Witchfinder? Graun panned it, and it certainly depends on how much you can bear Tim Key, but it's an enjoyable watch imo.

kinder, Monday, 14 March 2022 19:54 (eight months ago) link

Watched the first and it was ok but not much more. It's very much a vehicle of the two stars with them playing 'their sort of character' and the script sort of writing itself.

Maybe I have enough faith in the Gibbonses to pull it round but I'm not completely convinced.

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Monday, 14 March 2022 21:52 (eight months ago) link

i do love tim key, will watch this

Tracer Hand, Monday, 14 March 2022 23:44 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

new taskmaster tonight.

ardal o'hanlon, bridget christie, chris ramsey, judi love, sophie duker.

girls outnumber the boys, interestingly. and i don't know who chris ramsey is...

koogs, Thursday, 14 April 2022 14:13 (seven months ago) link

girls outnumber the boys, interestingly.

not the first series where this happened iirc

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Thursday, 14 April 2022 17:52 (seven months ago) link

you are right

9 David Baddiel / Ed Gamble / Jo Brand / Katy Wix (and friends) / Rose Matafeo

12 Alan Davies / Desiree Burch / Guz Khan / Morgana Robinson / Victoria Coren Mitchell

koogs, Thursday, 14 April 2022 18:02 (seven months ago) link

Didn't know Chris Ramsey either but he's fun!

O'Hanlon seeming to slot in as perpetual loser, which is prob the best case scenario for his meagre talents.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 15 April 2022 09:40 (seven months ago) link

Great first episode, great new contestants. Sophie's my favourite so far, Chris seems up for winning it.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 18 April 2022 08:48 (seven months ago) link

Yeah as pretty much always the line-up is far better in practice than in theory. Bridgette is so entertainingly odd!

chap, Monday, 18 April 2022 15:14 (seven months ago) link

Have you heard her appearance on Off-Menu? It's great - entertaininly odd is entirely her vibe. My partner has decided she wants to wear Bridget's in-studio dress for our civil partnership ceremony later this year.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 18 April 2022 16:07 (seven months ago) link

I've not had much exposure to her - aware who her partner is of course and that she's a successful stand up.

chap, Monday, 18 April 2022 16:30 (seven months ago) link

She was a bit rude to me when I attempted to sell her my fanzine at the Garage, but it was 24 years ago and I should probs let it go now.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Monday, 18 April 2022 18:45 (seven months ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0016hfl

Radio 4 tomorrow at 6

"Quizzer and comedian Paul Sinha and his audience join together to compile a perfect pub quiz, this week on the theme of literature."

this seems to be a slightly different format from the last two series he did for radio 4, but i enjoyed those.

koogs, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 12:42 (seven months ago) link

Just hoovered up new Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani's new comedy drama on Channel 4: Chivalry. I see it got fairly widespread good reviews for the first two episodes which were broadcast last might.

It's really beautifully timed filmed with fantasy ocean-side residences, glamorous Hollywood hotels and interiors, and very easy to watch with episodes being around the 20 minute mark. Agree with some of the reviews that it backed away in its stated aim of examining the environment of Me Too for film industry. Was still not quite sure what to make of it until it took a complete nosedive in the last episode - which is one of the worst tv episodes I have seen for several years.

I'll be interested to see if commentators update their appraisal when they reach the end of the series

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 22 April 2022 10:45 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCuJS3Tg68

Maresn3st, Sunday, 12 June 2022 15:08 (five months ago) link

On rather more cosy note, I enjoyed Here We Go miles more than expected. Some good writing and acting.

chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 17:57 (five months ago) link

Though I don't know why I gave the qualifier, Ogimos is kind of cosy too!

chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 17:58 (five months ago) link

*ogmios

chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 17:58 (five months ago) link

last taskmaster on thursday and it's been good, i think. all contestants quite different but hard to pick a favourite.

koogs, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 18:27 (five months ago) link

Sophie Duker is too committed. eating a whole slab of butter and basically outlasting the tongue task. frightening.
Chris Ramsay started well but seemed to run out of steam the episode before last.
Bridget Christie for the win, she seems way odder than her comedy led me to believe.

oscar bravo, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:23 (five months ago) link

I couldn't look at that tongue task. Even listening to them talk about it turned my stomach.

trishyb, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 19:35 (five months ago) link

Sophie Duker is too committed. eating a whole slab of butter and basically outlasting the tongue task. frightening.

I quite massively fancy her.

The two contestants I had slightly negative opinions of pre-series, Ardal and Judi, have both been pretty good. The Taskmaster effect.

chap, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 21:41 (five months ago) link

Pretty sure I'm not alone in thinking this series is well named as I've been trying to avoid this cunt for years.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/jun/10/avoidance-review-romesh-ranganathan-may-make-you-feel-seen-in-the-worst-way

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 18 June 2022 18:00 (five months ago) link

After I posted I literally turned on the TV to see an advert for that show (for the umpteenth time), followed by the new version of The Weakest Link, which is presented by ..... AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHH!

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Saturday, 18 June 2022 18:12 (five months ago) link

No Taskmaster next series contestant reveal?

chap, Saturday, 18 June 2022 20:53 (five months ago) link

Will come after Champion of Champions I expect.

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Saturday, 18 June 2022 20:56 (five months ago) link

next taskmaster:
dara o'briain
fern brady
john kearns
munya chawawa
sarah millican

koogs, Friday, 24 June 2022 18:27 (five months ago) link

i like fern brady, not wild about the others

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 25 June 2022 16:08 (five months ago) link

Fine with all of them except Millican.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Saturday, 25 June 2022 18:44 (five months ago) link

Munya's viral comedy raps are pretty good as viral comedy rap goes.

chap, Monday, 27 June 2022 07:42 (five months ago) link


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